Stacey Kalkus- master esthetician
"Hello! My name is Stacey Kalkus. I began my career in the beauty industry in 1990. I successfully owned and operated my own business from 1997 to 2015 when I decided to hang up my owner’s hat and accept the lead esthetician position at Derma, when Bessie finally expanded. Anyone that knows Bessie understands why that decision was easy for me. I am honored to call her not only my boss and mentor, but my friend.
I graduated from Lacey Beauty College in 1991 and over the years continued to take advantage of every additional training opportunity available to expand my knowledge and enhance my skill levels. In 2009 I made the decision to focus on esthetics and skin care. That led me to taking a course with the founder of Hylunia, Dr. Link, at U.S. Advanced Medical Research, getting my certification in Ayurveda and Hylunia skincare. My passion for helping people feel beautiful and confidant from the inside out didn’t stop there. Toward the end of 2009 I took a course in Permanent Cosmetics, which is what I primarily focus on today. In 2014 I went back to school to get my Washington State Instructors license at the Centralia Beauty College so I could share my knowledge and experience with others. It was during this time in my career when I began my professional relationship with Bessie. Derma was at its previous location when I had my laser training with her and was then able to obtain my Master Esthetics license.
My client relationships are very important to me and I pride myself on my attention to detail. I recognize I didn’t just build clientele over the years but lasting relationships – and my goal is to continue to build and maintain those relationships with a personal level of trust and confidence.
Through all of these years building up my career I had the most amazing man in my life, encouraging me in everything I have ever set out to accomplish and without him I would not be where I am today. We have two amazing children together and I love nothing more than going home at the end of the day for family time, truly where my heart is."